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Growing up in the Sidebottom household as a kid, one of the most played board games was Pictionary. Our family loved this game, and we had so many fun memories playing it together. This was all thanks to, today’s guest Ron Angel as he created this fantastic board games as a 26-year-old.

At 26 years-old today’s guest, Rob Angel was working evenings as a waiter, while spending days in his back yard with a paperback Webster’s Dictionary, a No. 2 pencil and a yellow legal pad, creating the phenomenally successful board game Pictionary.

Rob and his friends built the first 1000 games together in his tiny one-bedroom apartment. They did not have some how-to-manual to follow when it came to creating a board game. They just did what they loved. Rob and his mates followed their intuition. They worked hard at it day in and day out, keeping an unwavering entrepreneurial spirit of building Pictionary into the global powerhouse that was its destiny.

For the next 17 years, this relentless dedication resulted in distribution in 65 countries in 45 languages, with over 38 Million Pictionary games being enjoyed by people from diverse cultures and backgrounds around the world. Rob sold the brand to Mattel, Inc., in 2001 who now proudly carries on and continues the game’s legacy.

Today Rob shares this epic journey and so much more. If you would like to sign up for his upcoming book or follow him on Instagram, you can do so on the links below:

Website & upcoming book – http://pictionarycreator.com/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com › angelrobb